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posted by janrinok on Monday January 10, @02:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the woof-woof-bark-miaow dept.

Dogs know when you're speaking a different language -- and talking nonsense:

Dogs know when you're speaking a different language -- and talking nonsense. The idea of being able to speak to creatures in their own distinct language was a thrilling prospect. And then there were veterinarians like Dr. James Herriot and his treasury of tales that showed he truly understood the nature of animals.

Now, while working from home and spending more time with our pets, perhaps we've reached a form of understanding that crosses the linguistic barrier.

[...] But even more fascinating is the idea that we're not entirely different -- that we share things in common, some of which used to be considered strictly human qualities. By recognizing our own traits in animals, we can understand them better.

[There is a video embedded in the story. Here is a similar YouTube video I found on the web.--martyb]


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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Nuke on Monday January 10, @02:36PM (3 children)

    by Nuke (3162) on Monday January 10, @02:36PM (#1211490)

    My dog barks at anyone on the telly not speaking in English. He voted Brexit too.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @06:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @06:24PM (#1211568)

    Why Is Nuke's Zoomer Dog DESTROYING British Fishing?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @10:05PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 10, @10:05PM (#1211623)

    I bark at people who voted Brexit, whether or not I am a dog or they are on telly.

    --
    You have the right to remain dead.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @05:04AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 11, @05:04AM (#1211711)

      You're obviously well trained then...